One way traffic

An old lion who was to weak to hunt or fight for his food, decided that he must get it by his wits. He laid down in a cave. Pretending to be ill. And whenever any animals came to visit him, he seized them and ate them.

When many had perished in this way, a fox who had seen through the trick. Came and stood at a distance from the cave, and inquired as to how he was. ‘Bad’ the lion answered, and asked why he did not come in. ‘I would have come in,’ said the fox, ‘but I saw a lot of tracks going in and none coming out.’

A wise person recognizes danger signals in time to avoid injury. (source: Fables of Aesop-Penguin Classics-One Way Traffic)

Romans 12:16, put it this way, “… be not wise in your own conceits.” It is one of the travesties of our human nature. But it is better to be of the same mind one toward another. Which of course, requires spiritual maturity. Set your mind on high affairs, like working towards that maturity. One step towards that spiritual maturity is work at erasing any condescending attitudes, Paul.

Like the condescendence of Proverbs 13:11, “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished, but those that gather by labor shall increase.”

A prayer worth praying, “Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in you,” Psalms 33:22. And perhaps, as we show mercy upon others. More so upon them that aggravate us to the point of disgust which of course borders upon hate.

Secrets of revolutionaries

There was a German theologian, who opposed Adolf Hitler, and it cost him his life. That theologian was Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer, and the Lutheran church debated the evils of Nazism. Bonhoeffer used the following analogy concerning Hitler. “If I see a madman driving into a group of innocent bystanders, than I can’t, as a Christian simply wait for the catastrophe and than comfort the wounded and bury the dead. I must try and wrestle the steering wheel out of the hands of the driver.” Dietrich went under ground, and helped plot the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler. Bonhoeffer became the inspiration for the doctrine of situational ethics. In short, each situation dictates the proper ethical response.

Think about Bonhoeffer’s analogy, as it applies to the various conditions, that threaten this nation. While many such conditions exist, three will be mentioned. First, and foremost the need to preach the life changing gospel. To a nation of people, who are increasingly turning away from God’s edicts. In America today, people are being denied freedom of speech to use the name of Jesus in public forums. They include teenagers in their public schools. To Christian ministers, who are told to use political correct expressions like God. If they insist on keeping the name Jesus in their public speeches; they are removed from the program.

Followed by the threat Muslims, in this country present to American values. Islam is evil! Both Moses and Paul knew Islam for what it represents. Moses said, Muslims are terrorists; note, Genesis 16:11-12. Paul said, get rid of Muslims; note, Galatians 4:28-31. In verse 30, the bondwoman is Hagar. She is the mother of Islam. Her son son is Ishmael through whom Muslims trace the lineage back to Abraham. Isaac is the child of promise destined to inherit the promises God made to Abraham. And from those promises made to Abraham came Jacob to Christ. Paul in verse 29 records forever world terror, note, But as he, who was born according to the flesh the persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, even so it is now.

Followed by the greed of the nations corporate conglomerates. Led by the picture perfect magnets of Wall Street. Where the stock market is the god to worship earning billions for the few. While many Americans are drowning for lack of sufficient monies needed to survive. What can we expect from profiteering beyond the stock market? The same! As  they swindle American consumers with faulty products and failing workmanship. While far to many hard working American’s, can’t keep up with the spiraling out of control thirst for profits. Most likely, in the BILLIONS, no matter whom they hurt. Or what they destroy, even the nation itself.

An able response to such situations is found through the doctrine of liberation theology. A doctrine that composed a part of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology. Liberation theology is about the practical aspects of Christianity.The problems that confront people every day. We do not concentrate on those doctrines that do not have an every day application to daily living.

This discussion concerns the doctrine of the Resurrection of Christ. The Center piece of Christian teaching. Jesus said to Martha. I am the resurrection and the life. They that believe in me, though they were dead, yet shall they live, John 11:25. To some that verse represents some future event. As liberation theologians, we relish that glorious future occurrence, but it also has a more practical value and meaning. Whatever cause a Christian is engaged in someone will be inspired by your effort to carry on the mission. Regardless of what happens to message bearer. The service we render for Christ, can never be silenced or defeated.

The practical aspects of the resurrection are amplified in Matthew 13:24-30. It’s the well known story told by Jesus concerning farming. As, farmers plant their wheat crops. The farmers notice that the their wheat fields are being over run by weeds. Which could result in the death of their crops. It turns out that this a story not about farming. Rather it’s a story about the Resurrection. Those who do the work of Christ might have pay for their service. Sometimes with their lives. Those who work for just causes are likened to grains of wheat that appear to die, but burst through the ground announcing the resurrection of life. Like the wheat seed that dies. And then germinates to life which can be found in Bonhoeffer’s death. And the many before him, as well as, the many, who followed after him demanding social justice. Social and economic justice can only occur through the newness of life in Jesus Christ.

The great Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero said this shortly before his assassination like it was prophetic vision. “I must tell you as a Christian I do not believe in death without the resurrection. If I were killed, I shall arise in the Salvadoran people.”

We have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall also arise in the likeness of his resurrection, Romans 6:5. Meaning whatever our fate others will pick up the cross and follow. That is a short summary of liberation theology concerning the resurrection.

There you have it from Christ, Bonhoeffer, Romero and well scattered Christ souldiers around the globe. Teaching that each situation dictates a situational response. Special unto itself.

Definitive time 2014

Alexander Hamilton wrote in his contribution to the Federalist Papers in 1787. It seems to have been reserved to the people of this country. By their conduct and example, to decide the important questions. Whether societies of men are really capable of establishing good government from reflection and choice. Or whether they are forever destined to depend on their political constitutions by accident or force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made. A wrong election on our part. And it shall be seen from this view, to be considered the general misfortune of mankind.

The product of a good sermon delivered by Hamilton, occurred when he modeled the insight of George Burns, albeit, when he said it, it was meant as humor. So give some serious thought to the aforementioned because it meets the criteria of a Burns sermon. Who said, “The secret of a good sermon is to have a good opening and a good ending, then have the two as close together as possible.”

A collection of three

From the substance of yesterday and the discussion the day before, a thought or three.

“He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy let him be holy still.”

And behold, I am coming quickly, and my reward is with me, to give everyone according to his work.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”

Blessed are those who do his commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.

But outside are dogs and sorcers and sexual immoral and murders and idolaters, and whoever practices a lie.

“I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright and morning.”

And the Spirit and say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

For I testify to everyone, who hears the words of the prophecy of this book. If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book. And if anyone takes away from the words of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly,” Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (Texts:Revelation 22:11-21).

Qualifications 4 the job

Some themes live on forever. It just a matter of believing in the accomplishment of the theme. One such theme was defined by Studs Terkel who said, “ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things.”

Perhaps at no time during modern times, has the United States been more in need of ordinary Christians preforming extraordinary things. The gamut of choices are like the ripe fruit dangling from the branches of trees. Which piece of fruit to pick first, so it is with the the unparalleled challenges facing the nation. IF the nation, and therefore the world, is going to survive. The church of Jesus Christ must step up, big time, and exercise the work of Christ.

Challenges like the rotten fruit of Islam allowed to dangle from the branches of American freedom and prosperity. Now threatening the United States and the entire world community. A completely unabated diseased fruit sure to doom the United States. As it has done across the globe, and in particular, the once great nation of Great Britain. A nation being suffocated by the toxic effects of accommodating the Muslim agenda. This is the same goal they have in mind for the United States.

More than one reason exist for such statements. But for now, this will have to suffice. Great Britain, and the United States have been Israels greatest protectors from the Muslim world. By conquering both nations, the slaughter of the Jews for Muslims is a foregone accomplishment. And for the spiritual, and political savvy, of the nation. Having Barack Hussein Obama in the *Peoples House* known as the White House. That for Muslims has become a giant leap forward in the accomplishment of their goal.

The rotten fruit of Islam must be challenged and destroyed. And the Christian community can not expect the political community to be of any use. Many things are uncertain in this world, but the uselessness of the political community in this war of survival is unquestionable. For one reason, its the morality of the Christian community in and through Christ that makes the difference. It is the church that is blessed by God, and not the politicians of any nation. When the nation fails, its because the church has failed God.

To make things more complicated is the spiritual darkness of Christianity. As exemplified by Pope Francis gallop to the front on the world stage. Demonstrating empathy for the less fortunate. Tuning his back on the luxuries of the papal palace. Constantly apologizing for the errors of his church. While failing to call the his church to repentance and redemption through Jesus Christ. Nor does this global religious figure, who was given a world platform. Attempt to call sinners to repentance and redemption regardless of religious or non religious standing. While the gospel is referred to, it is not preached. A world community in the palm of his, and the Pope fails to explain John 3:16. Which reads, “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son. That whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” The Pope always fails to preach the process of believing and not perishing. Which is clarified through Romans 10:9-10.

While the protestant movement unleashed by the courageous church reformer Martin Luther, is today to splintered by division. To be much of a force for the difficult task the church is responsible for during the temporary absence of Christ.

Perhaps the failure of these Christian movements has moved God to give up on Christianity as a world force in the preparation of his kingdom on earth. Which of course, is accomplished through the preaching of the gospel.

The United States for over two centuries has admirably been the moral backbone for the world community. But all that is changing as the nation drifts further, and further from God. Embracing the gospel of secularism as its god which is the perfect vehicle for spiritual, monetary, social and moral decadency. The decadency of today has become so common place. That in some instances, this decadency is considered to be relevant for a modern society. Resulting in many who are not troubled. Let alone shocked by what is occurring through out the United States. It has been said, that if a lie is told often enough, the liar believes the lie to be truth. So it is with decadency, if it is made a part of acceptable society long enough then it becomes believable as normal. All this manifests itself in deception which the Bible addresses constantly through out its many pages.

Jesus himself seemed to encourage people be aware of world events. Because failure to do so, could result in being gravely deceived, Matthew 24:4. As deception becomes indistinguishable from decadency, it becomes the light most identify with. Leading to a broad acceptance that all religious paths lead to spiritual enlightenment. Which caused Christ, to warn us against such announcements. When he said, “For many will come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many, Matthew 24:5. Which only leads to further decadency, sending the world into a spiritual, monetary, social and moral abyss. Where every person is their own god and their godliness is expressed through nation states. Over time the community of nations becomes ethically bankrupt where truth and decency is nonexistent. Where a code of ethics and morality exists, which is *might makes right.* Eventually this leads to constant world conditions, where wars and rumors of war are common place. That is what decadency is all about. Where life, liberty and prosperity are not valued, unless it is in the domain of the conqueror. Then the conquerors redefine the meaning of life, liberty, and prosperity to suit the taste of the conquer. Twice the United States has destroyed such attempts. Extending the richness of those fruits for the world to feast upon. But today is the United States up to saving the world community once again? I think not because the United States is on the path pure decadency itself, which is a frightening prospect.

Today we are beyond that particular Christ statement of war and rumors of war. Today the world is engaged in its third world war. Its just not as recognizable as such because it so very different for the first two world wars.

This is a war between the God of Abraham. His genealogy to David and David’s lineage to the very birth of Christ and beyond. Being engaged by that fallen angel Lucifer, the Devil. The originator and master of decadency. Engaging the community of nations in an eventual conflict for control of a world that lives outside of the influence of the God of Abraham and the deity of Jesus Christ.

Lucifer knows that humanity is most susceptible to deception which is the devils path to decadency. When decadency is clothed in the legitimacy of religion. Two religious forces having cloned themselves in the religious tapestry of religion. Through them the world is headed for unprecedented disasters.

Those religions are Islam and apostate Christianity. Making the task of the faithful in Christ much more difficult. Which calls for the faithful to believe, that in and through Christ. That we as *ordinary Christians* are capable of accomplishing the extra ordinary things for Christ.

As in the time of Christ, so it is today, people want signs. Jesus was sympathetic with there and our interest, Matthew 24:3.

The first sign indicated by Jesus was to watch out for deception, Matthew 24:3. Which has been briefly discussed above and manifests it self through decadency with its consequences. No doubt gaining its power through religion; as also noted by Christ, Matthew 24:4-5.

Other signs include food shortages caused by escalating fuel prices. Maybe a signal of God’s displeasure with world events. Especially the lack performance by his church to successfully confront world decadency. Bible students know that through out history God has used calamities to wake up his people. They have and can manifest themselves through wars, floods, droughts, earthquakes and catastrophic economic collapse. Which Matthew 24:7, sums up with one word *pestilences.* Today’s uncomfortable pestilence is not just a national dilemma but a global problem as well. With pestilence being defined as a fatal epidemic. Fueled by the rage of Islam and the apostasy of Christianity.

Governments must tell the people that things will get better. In order to avoid rioting in the streets which could over throw their governments. And maybe things will get better because the world has a history of overcoming such pestilences.

But if the world emerges from this pestilences, greater ones will follow. Because Jesus said, one of these pestilences will just be the beginning of sorrow, Matthew 24:8.

The song that America is singing

“The love of money is the root of all evil… causing many to have pierced themselves with many sorrows,” 1 Timothy 6:10. They sought money more than faith in God according to verse ten. Causing the many to experience verse nine. Which reads, “but they that will be rich fall into temptation, and become tangled unable to escape many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown people in destruction and perdition.”

It is the balanced life that is to be chased. God has abundantly blessed America. But the pendulum is tipping far from God’s edicts which spells destruction and perdition. Perdition is worse than destruction because it results in the complete collapse of the nations Christ centered spiritual infrastructure.

But until the end, this must be our testimony. “But we are not of them, who draw back unto perdition, but of them that believe to the saving of the soul,” Hebrews 10:39.

If our neighbors only knew

A patient on being question by his doctor about his condition. Answered that he had had an unpleasantly heavy sweat. ‘That’s good,’ said the doctor.

The next time he was asked how he was. He complained of a shivering fit that had nearly shaken him to pieces. ‘That’s good too,’ was the doctor’s comment.

At his third visit, he inquired once more about the man’s symptoms. And was told that he had diarrhea. ‘Good again,’ he said, and took himself off.”

When one of the patient’s relatives came to see him, and asked what was going on? ‘Well if you want to know,” he replied, ‘I’ve had so many good symptoms that I’m just about dead.’

It often happens that our neighbors not knowing where the shoe pinches us. Congratulates us on the very things which we ourselves find hardest to bear. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Favorable Omens”)

Christ understands where the shoe pinches. That is why he said, “Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden, (burdened with misunderstanding) I will give you rest. Take my yoke (way) upon you, and learn of me; (emphasis is on learn of me) for I am meek and lowly at heart, and you shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke (way) is easy, and my burden light,” Matthew 11:28-30.

Wheater a force to be reckoned with

Nature unveils her pleasures and wrath’s upon us eartlings as her seasons chase the sun. Most take her pleasures for granted, as though it’s a birth right. It is and it’s for all to enjoy. Because the Bible says so, and here is what’s said. After addressing some naughty behaviors, it’s declared, “Nevertheless, he did not leave himself without witness, in that he did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons filling our hearts with food and gladness,” Acts 14:17.

But there’s another side to that coin. And, it also comes from the Bible. Elijah was upset over the way things were going and so he complained. It started with a question, “What are you doing here Elijah?” So he said, “I have very zealous for the LORD God of Hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, torn down your alters, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life,” 1 Kings 19:9-10.

In response, Elijah was given this directive. “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice,” 1 Kings 19:11-12.

Elijah heard that voice and received additional directives which he obeyed.

Fortunate are those, who are zealous for the LORD God of hosts. Because Jesus in due time will deal with all those, who not only disobey his edicts, but engage themselves with every effort at their disposal to erase any reverence and obedience to the LORD God of Hosts. And, he may privilege his zealots with Elijah like experiences.

Perhaps the lesson here is to leave the nasty work to Jesus. Listening for that still small voice that has as many messages as there stars in the sky; no doubt. And then to be obedient to the directives of that still small voice. The world will go the way of the world as it hurries down the road to nothingness, despite its glamor. For the zealous, a suggestion, be busy in the process of sanctification. Then that still small voice may privilege the zealous with God honoring directives. That just might stun those travelers going down the road to nothingness.

To haunt the world a sorrowful agreement

“When you shall see the abomination of desolation spoken by Daniel the prophet Daniel,” said Jesus, ‘Standing in this holy place.'” (Matthew 24:15). Run for cover! (Matthew 24:16-20). Think you have seen troublesome days? You have seen nothing, compared to what you are going to experience, said Jesus. (Matthew 24:21-28). And my Chinese, and Middle Eastern readers laughed.

So why not send me another one of your comments about what you’ve read here recently. One thinks materialism communism will rescue the world. And the others think, it’ll be Allah. Truth be told, both the Chinese and the Muslim world will play a significant role in world madness of the aforementioned. But they are only clutter along the way, serious clutter, but nevertheless clutter. The bear of the North will have a new master with it being most likely the Chinese and the Muslims. Who might well form an alliance, as they move South to once and forever to destroy the Jews. Then there is an empire deep into the south, who will move North with the same goal.

This will scare the bejeebies out of Israel. Who will make a covenant with an unsuspected global player. Not recognized as such by today’s world, but divinely recognized by the world of the supernatural.

So here we go from the one caught in the middle of all this chaos, the one who inspired Daniel to set events in perspective, God Almighty. “Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to the sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of the abomination shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consumption is determined, is poured out on the desolate,” so said the angel Gabriel to Daniel. (Daniel 9:27).

What does an angel about this kind of stuff? Nothing unless, Gabriel was responding to superior authority. Which he was, and said so, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. At the beginning of your prayers the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter and understand the vision,” note Daniel 8:16-17 and the speed of angels, Ezekiel 1:14, and whom they serve, Psalms 103:21. (Daniel 9:22-23).

Questions arise from, Daniel 9:27. So, what are we to make of this stated covenant? For starters, who is the He, who enters into this covenant? And with whom, does he enter this covenant with? There is no way with absolute certainty to answer those questions. Many theologians have tried, and they differ when they tackle those difficult questions. So at best, those of us who tackle those questions are engaging in speculation. And such speculation has led to good friends becoming bitter enemies. Which has led to as many different Christian denominations across the world, as there stars in the sky. With each and every one of them proclaiming that they have been divinely given the perfect understanding of what the Bible teaches. Which, has led to a Christ like presences upon this earth that’s pretty unless.

Concerning that covenant here is a bit of speculation. This padre suggests that the referenced, He, is the modern day nation of Israel. There is little speculation that antisemitism is a growing phenomena. Stated above that perhaps there will be confederations of nations that will move to eliminate the Jews and their state. Which, has been a long held hope from the Arab Muslim world. And now, this emerging empire is surprisingly gaining momentum from the community of nations. And to put a hash tag upon it, hash tag, the United Nations.

Causing Israel to make a covenant with a power big and strong enough to secure her safety. Again speculation, abounds with the prevailing culprit being the Antichrist. And whom might this Antichrist be, none other than a sitting pope. And its argued that Rome will break this covenant mid-week during the great day of the Lord or the great tribulation. Because the papacy wants Jerusalem for itself. Changes will take place because caught up in, Daniel 9:27, are the words, desolation who makes desolate, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate. And that answers the asked question from, Matthew 24:3, “And what shall be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” With Jesus responding in Matthew 24:15, saying it’ll occur when you see, Daniel 9:27, occurring. And note phrase, standing in the holy place. Giving some credence that the worlds culprit/hero could be a sitting pope.

Of course, it could be argued that the culprit/hero could well be a Muslim. A school of Islamic prophecy argues that Iran will lead an end time war against Islam’s enemies. In over her head facing certain defeat, the prophesied redeemer of Islam appears and defeats Islam’s enemies. Then Jesus will appear, and the two of them will bring peace and justice to the world.

Shame of face

There he was, the most hated man in the Middle East. Sitting alone on the Mount of Olives, when his friends approached him and asked, “Tell us, what will be the sign of your coming and the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3).

So he sent them a shocker, that no doubt went way beyond their comprehension. He said, “When you see the abomination of desolation, spoken by one of my associates standing in this holy place.” (Matthew 24:15). That will signal my coming and the end of the age.

So lets see what Daniel had to say about that matter. In the first year of Darius …, who was made king over the Chaldeans. In the first year of his reign I, Daniel understood by the books the number of the years specified by the word of the LORD through Jeremiah the prophet that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolation of Jerusalem. (Daniel 9:1-2).

Apparently, Daniel had discovered these words, “Then it shall come to pass, when seventy years are completed that I will punish the King of Babylon and that nation, the land of the Chaldeans  for their iniquity,” says the LORD; ‘and I will make it a perpetual desolation,'” Jeremiah 25:12-13.

Perhaps Daniel had also discovered the writings of one of God’s historians, Ezra. Who recorded the Kings history making proclamation freeing the Jews. Who were taken into captivity by King Nebuchadnezzar seventy previous years ago.

And so it was, King Cyrus of Persia, the King, who destroyed the once powerful ruler of the known world, the Babylon empire. Issued this historic proclamation recorded in Ezra 1:1-4. The Jews had been liberated and where on their way back to Jerusalem.

What Daniel learned drove him to pray for mercy. He set the tone for making wrong right. By recognizing sin for what is, a curse. Then acknowledging that righteousness belongs to God and to all mortals, shame of face. (Daniel 9:3-19).

Then the man Gabriel, said Daniel, “… whom I had seen in the vision fly swiftly, reaching me about the time of the evening offering.”…, note Ezekiel1:14. Saying, “O Daniel, I have come forth to give you skill to understand. … your prayers have been heard! The command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision, note Daniel 8:16-17. (Daniel 9:20-23).

Gabriel provided Daniel with content that might have baffled him. He starts by saying seventy weeks are determined for your people and for your holy city to finish the transgressions, to make an end of sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity. (Daniel 9:24-25). The weeks of years are complex and difficult to understand. Some have speculated that the weeks are weeks of years. I am not going to delve into that discussion other than to say. Note the phrase: “To finish transgressions, to make an end to sins, to make reconciliation for iniquity.” This is certain no matter what or how those seventy weeks mean. It was a prophecy given to Daniel covering the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Events necessary to start answering the question, what will a sign of your coming and the end of the age.

Now we have Gabriel taking the world through some uncharted prophetic times. He does this through his conversation with Daniel, as recorded in verse 25-26. However, there is still considerable more history to be experienced. Before an aforementioned simple question finds its answer through a pathogenic virus that strikes to erase the memory of God from planet earth.

The journey continues next time.

Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to the sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consumption is determined, is poured out on the desolate. (Daniel 9:27).

From the 4th President of the U.S.

In February 1788, James Madison, wrote, “As there is a degree of depravity in mankind which requires a certain degree of circumspection and distrust. So there are other qualities in human nature, which justify a certain portion of esteem and confidence. Republican government presupposes the existence of these qualities in a higher degree than any other form. Where the pictures which have been drawn by the political jealousy of some among us, Faithful likenesses of the human character, the inference would be that there is not sufficient virtue among men for self government; and that nothing than the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring one another.”

In that a certain degree of depravity is found in the way men govern. Set off by a portion of esteem and confidence. The people turned to Barack Hussein Obama to deliver the nation from that certain degree of depravity. Off setting it with certain portion esteem and confidence by the people that his administration would be able to deliver the hopes and promises of a republican form of government. As recorded in the United States Constitution, Article four, section four, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature can not convened) against Violence.” Point of Note: An invasions against each state is well underway, with creation of each and every Muslim mosque upon American soil. Muslims are America’s foremost enemy. Want to know how serious that invasions is, then go to snagfilms.com. And search for the video, “What the West needs to know.” It’s long about 1 1/2 hrs. but well worth the time for those who love America. Take notes, and leave determined to end the ignorance about Muslim intentions. Because the federal government is either unaware, or unwilling to protect the people from this Islamic invasion. And to make things even worse; Obama has crafted an administration, with people who represent that degree of circumspection and distrust. Who collectively are a part of our national and world problem.

The Obama roller coaster has been an interesting ride. Struggling to make the track top climb, then gaining speed as downwards it tracks. Full speed ahead, either with frightful collapse or delightful recovery. And clearly the Obama presidency is showing it self a frightful collapse. So do the people, who gave him second term harbor regrets?

According to President Obama perilous times await the nation. He feels confident that the American spirit will lift the nation to prosperity once again. Many others disagree, and this padre concurs with them. Unless the nations people come to grips with the following. Because prosperity will ride with the people who understand John 3:8, “The wind blows where it will, and you hear the sound of it, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes; so is everyone that is born of the Spirit.” Suggesting in a supernatural way for government that is where that track top climb begins and culminates with John 3:12, “If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you heavenly things?” And, that certainly is the problem of the Obama administration. Because America was destined to project its Christ centered influences at home and abroad. With God guaranteeing prosperity and power. (cp Genesis 49:22-26). America was intended to be different from all other nations. The people will decide what our future will be, prosperity God’s way or poverty man’s way.

2 kill a mockingbird

Pushing gay lifestyles as acceptable in public schools puts the hand writing on the wall. Everybody should be able to read it because a godless students will eventually make for a godless nation. God has been made illegal in the Tampa public schools, the surrounding communities and through out Hillsborough county and across the nation. IT MUST BE STOPPED!

Schools are unsafe because of student violence which has a cascading effect beyond the schools. Meaning like in electronics, where component parts serve as the input for the next component. So it is with violence in the schools. One component part of godlessness spills into the neighborhood. Connecting itself to violence there and to the greater community at large.

But violence, can be more than a physical act. A very violent, but silent act occurs annually across the nation. It’s more like the components of an electrical system. When it blows, sudden darkness occurs. This very violent, but silent component is about to blow its darkness again upon the nations school children for about the twentieth time. It is growing in momentum and acceptance. It is blowing out the component parts of light, for now. The light is Jesus, and his church, which is taking a real beating. With the emergence of evil, being made acceptable.

It has not always been that way. The absences of God from schools. There was a time in public schools, when teachers would write a Bible verse on the blackboard. Did it serve any useful purpose? With certainty, yes! because God’s word in itself, is life. Jesus said, “It is the spirit that gives life… The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life,” John 6:63. In verse 63, I omitted a significant phrase, “the flesh profits nothing.” Meaning the flesh does not give life. The miracle of Genesis 2:7, repeats itself every time a baby is born. Genesis 2:7 teaches life does not exist until God breathes life into a human form. With that creative act by God. A life form then becomes a living soul. We also learn that Jesus is the Word of God, Revelation 19:13. Another unexplainable miracle because when you hold your Bible, you are holding the living Word of God. We learn from 2 Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God….” Inspiration meaning the living breath of God. Jesus as an ever living life form is able create life from non life. Whether it is at birth, or from a Bible verse written on a black board or today a white board. When a students eyes focus on the written word, that process can result in another unexplainable miracle. It can be the process by which the miracle of John 14:6 occurs. That verse makes it clear that no person on their own can come unto the Father. Coming to the Father is made possible through Jesus. Who declares, that He is the way, the truth and most importantly the life. Back when the Word of God was chalked on a black board. Jesus as the Living Word could draw that student unto Himself. Allowing for spiritual rebirth to occur through the Father. Depending upon the scripted verse on the board various ministerial miracles could have taken place. Making for a safer more responsible student population. In the end, making America a safer more responsible nation.

But that is in the past because such innocent writing of a Bible verse without commentary from a teacher is today illegal. Jesus Christ has systematically been eliminated from the public schools. But not all is lost because this posting will conclude with a hands on solution

We know that evil never sleeps. But why does good, so often sleep? Most likely near the end of April 2014. The gates of hell will sweep through at least 4000 high school campuses across the nation. Who is behind this bedrock of evil? It is a New York City organization known as the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network,  or GLSEN. Complete with corporate sponsors, how to do manuals, tee shirts and other paraphernalia.

Some may be wondering, why is this padre talking about something that’s going to occur in April or thereabout, when its only February? Short answer, it takes months to mobilize a strike force. Who like their formidable foe will need sponsors, manuals, shirts and other paraphernalia. Do something small in 2014, to make your voice of opposition known. Then plan on doing something huge in 2015.

We, believers in the Living Word of God, should pray for His judgmental destruction upon such evil. We need to organize huge regional fasting and prayer festivals, and if possible, a national festival. So you see, its not to early to plan an attack upon evil. Because what is an abomination to God, must be an abomination to His church. Every effort by the church should be exercised to defeat this evil. Because in a very real sense, we are God’s judgmental destructive force. To often, we just pray for his judgments with out action. Thus denying God his pleasure of working his judgments through his people. Lessons often taught through the Old Testament. You see the old timers use to ask God, if they should attack? And God would answer, I’ll deliver them into your hands. Word for word. “And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? And wilt you deliver them into my hands. Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand,” 1 Chronciles14:10.

Those shameful days each spring reaching for number seventeen. Pouring their evil upon the nations children with an annual Day of Silence. It is a day when students will be asked to spend the entire day in silence. That day is designed to call attention to the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. The purpose according to organizers is that by being completely silent for the day. Students will reflect upon the consequences of being silent and silenced. By lifestyles that are more traditional, or heterosexual. The ultimate goal is to get all people within society to accept such life styles as normal and healthy.

They are not normal or healthy because the Bible, the Living Word of God, declares them to be an abomination. In Leviticus 18:22, we read, You will not lie with men, as with women. It is an abomination.

Should a man lie with a man, as he would with a women. Both have committed an abomination, and they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them, Leviticus 20:13.

Nothing in God’s Living Word changes from Genesis through Revelation, unless the Word of God announces the change. Governments, and school districts are empowered to serve the Word, not change the Word. It is our duty to make sure they serve the Word of God.

God is use to the rejection of His Word, but consequences are sure to follow. As noted in 2 Chronicles 36:16, “But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words. And misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people. Till there was no remedy.” It is clear God has punished his people in the past, as all Bible students know. We should not think that we are exempt from 2 Chronicles 36:16, as individuals or as a nation. This Day of Silence in all that it represents is an abomination unto God. Sure to bear severe consequences for individuals and the nation.

Some think that God’s prohibitions stop where the New Testament begins. Which is true, but not concerning the observation associated with this April day of silence. Romans 1:24-27 records these words. “Wherefore, God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts. To dishonor their own bodies between themselves.”

“Who exchanged the truth of God for a lie. And worshiped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever, Amen.”

“For this cause God gave them up to unto vile affections, for even the women did exchange the natural use for that which is against nature.”

“And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman. Burned in their lusts one toward another. Men with men working that which is unseemly. Receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was fitting.”

This padre is available to expand upon the contents of this entire posting. Notably the phrase of Romans 1:27, “Receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was fitting.” And the churches modern day role as God’s judgmental destructive force. So that evil can experience the recompense for their error which is fitting. Found through the *contact us tab* associated with the navigation link.

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It has been said that the more things change the more they remain the same. In the instance that is to follow the shoe does not fit. Leaving the nation to suffer the consequences. It is because as the prophet Isaiah noted centuries ago. “This is a rebellious people, lying children, children who will not hear the law of the LORD,” Isaiah 30:9. And, “Woe to the rebellious children who take counsel, but not of me; and who cover with a covering, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin,” Isaiah 30:1.

Same sex marriage acceptance that is being made legal across the nation will only add to the *woes* announced by Isaiah. A great evil under numerous banners is fighting to gain acceptance of homosexuality as a viable alternative life style. Despite the reality that God calls such behavior an abomination. Such declarations of evil abominations can be found at, Leviticus 18:20, 20:13 and Romans 1:24-32.

The shoe does not fit because it is not the American way. The American way is as follows. Coming from, The American Political Science Review, which published their study of political documents for the time period 1760-1805. Their study documented that 94 percent of that period’s documents had a scriptural foundation. With 34 percent of them containing direct scriptural citations.

The nations first President said in 1798. “Religion is the only solid basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion and the duties of man towards God.”

John Jay, the nations first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court said, “The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the Word of God. Continue to read it and to regulate your life by ts precepts.”

The nations second President said, “The only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid in religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object of life.”

“Religion is the only sound basis of good morals; therefore education should teach the precepts of religion and duties towards God,” said Gouverneur Morris. Mr. Morris was one of the 56 delegates to the nations Constitutional Convention. At the convention, he spoke more often then others. Delivering 173 speeches. Mr. Morris must be considered on of the nations great patriots.

The nation form its inception recognized the necessity to teach the Bible in the public schools. They knew that the Bible was the foundation for sound virtues and the pathway to liberty and freedom. With people regulating their lives around the Word of God’s sound precepts. Knowing that for centuries to come, Democracy in America would be the envy of the world. A nation who experienced the fruits of God’s rich entitlements which originated from Genesis 49:21-22. That is the shoe that fits America and its God inspired destiny.

For most of the twentieth century in our public schools teachers wrote a Bible verse on their black boards. Nearby students, could observe and read The Ten Commandments. It was not unusual to see a Bible on a teachers desk. How do I know that, I was one of those students. Today all that has been replaced, as teachers write on their white boards, the vocabulary word of the day. How do I know that, I have been there to observe it.

There readers is our short journey back into our nations past. A past, rich in God’s bountiful provisions and protections.

But starting at about the last quarter of the 20 century, the nation through its Supreme Court turned away from Chief Justice John Jay’s council concerning the Bible. Instead covering themselves in a council of coverings not known to God. Showing that some some ancient prophecies are very relevant today. Such as those prophecies cited in Isaiah thirty, verses nine and one. They represent the tragedies of humanity through out history. Reaching right into today’s culture, and sure to be a path not of God’s Spirit. A journey that leads sin upon more sin. In a dreadful quest to gain social and legal acceptance of gay life styles for what God calls an abomination.

In a recent posting, I suggested that violence to be destructive need not be violent. The doctrines of non violence wrapped in political correctness has captured the nation. Pulling it apart, and sending it into terrible abyss of ruin.

In some universities professors would suggest that students learn this postings subject matter because they would surely be tested on its contents. But most readers are not university students, but many are students of universal affairs. With God being the perfect examiner. And as such, the material is worthy of your knowledge. An awakened church is invincible. And it is just what Jesus Christ has prescribed for a sick world.

This discussion is a precursor for tomorrows discussion of evil and it’s perfect antedate.

Hunger disease & unusual weather patterns

What do they have in common, hunger, disease and unusual weather patterns? They are the forerunners of a time declared to be a time like no other since the beginning of the world and never again to be duplicated, Matthew 24:7, 21. Diseases, and unusual weather patterns are more readily observable and certainly contributory factors to hunger. So for now, a short discussion on hunger and its causes but not absent a solution.

Each year more working Americans are, “food insecure,” meaning they do not know where they will find their next meal. This according to the nations largest food bank, America’s Second Harvest. America’s Second Harvest asserts that food insecurity is experienced by 70% of their clients. Thirty three percent of these people are completely without a food source.

America’s Second Harvest is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. They also have offices in the nations capital. They serve as a food distribution center for the nations soup kitchen’s, food banks, and shelters for the homeless. They assist thousands of such organizations across the country. They have provided assistance for a shocking twenty five million people in one calendar year.

One might wonder, just who do they represent? Perhaps concluding that these are people suffering from some form of substance abuse. Maybe a collection of people just to lazy to work? The kind of people that makes it easy for people to ignore. Easy for society to shrug of there need by concluding that they are getting what they deserve.

Good, and decent people are all around us, who are barely making it from one meal to the next. Discussing hunger, I talked with a woman, who had attempted to organize a more active Parent Teachers Association at her child’s school. She said, that she could not get these Mom’s and Dad’s to be active P.T.A. participants. Because she said, they work two or more jobs so that the family can have food.

People of a Christian consciousness should avoid such attitudes. We are instructed to practice a religion that is undefiled which is to serve people without respect to their afflictions, James 1:27. It is one way to separate ones self from a score of behaviors not favored by Christ. It’s what James meant when he wrote be “unspotted from the world.”

Who are these people? Most likely some are people suffering from unproductive behaviors. Nevertheless it is clear that we have a duty to help these people.

But according to the organizations vice president many of these people are our neighbors. They work at jobs that do not pay them enough money to make ends meet. So, they sacrifice food. Another group served is the nations senior citizens. Again people, who had worked all their lives. But find themselves, without sufficient money for food. Most unfortunately, included among the hungry are the nations children. No child, for whatever reason should go hungry! America’s Second Harvest reports that about 36% of the people helped came from families in which at least one person was employed.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported nearly 12% or 13.5 million American households had difficulty providing enough food for their families. The agency reports that the number keeps increasing annually.

Two reasons exist for this possibility, one is found in 2 Chronicles 36:16 and the other is found in Hosea 5:4. First, “But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.” Hosea declares, “They will not *frame* their doings to turn unto their God; for the spirit of harlotry (unacceptable behaviors) is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.”

The only hope for a troubled America, which has angered the wrath of God because as a people and a nation, America refuses to *frame* all behaviors according to the doings of the LORD. Is for God to declare that he has found a Noah. A man who had found grace in his eyes. A just man, perfect in his generation, and he walked with God, Genesis 6:8-9. A necessary occurrence because God told Noah, “The end of all flesh is before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them from the earth,” Genesis 6:13. With God declaring that a global flood would destroy all of humanity and everything would die, Genesis 6:17. But God values righteousness, so he spared Noah by instructing him to built an *ark,* Genesis 6:14,18-22. And in the end, God said to Noah and his sons, after blessing them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth,” Genesis 9:1.

And we know from a previous prophecy (Mind Shifting a Supernatural Art, 10 Feb. 2014) that the settled can be altered by his grace because righteousness has come before him. So be it in our time, let us pray.

Harlotry what the HELL is that

Remember someone saying, “the old way is the better way?” With some shrugging it off, by saying, yea! But what about this, as they produce the latest gadget that will propel them around the globe with the tip of their fingers or a pointer.

Well here’s a ancient opinion sure to get you everything while still giving you nothing. Penned 8 centuries BC by a guy who said, they will not *frame* their lifestyles by divine order because it’s old fashion. Refusing to do the God thing because the spirit of gadgetry is so overwhelming. Harlotry (unacceptable behaviors) is in the midst of them which does not allow them to know the LORD.

That’s the old but it always comes around as the newest gadget. Then comes along this guy nearly 60 years after the birth of Christ. Telling us, this is the gadget you really want because it never gets old, just better. Putting it this way, therefore; if any person is in Christ, they are new creations. Old things are passed away, BEHOLD! All things are new.

Source texts: Hosea 5:4 and 2 Corinthians 5:17.

The stuff heroes are made of

From yesterday, “GONE GOD’S KINGPINS IN 30 DAY’S.” That’s a prophesy from Hosea 5:7. Defined as a time in history when Israel, Ephraim (Great Britain) but not directly mentioned, but grouped together in Genesis 48:16-19 and Genesis 17:4 and equally guilty Manasseh (U.S.). Behaviors that are described as a betrayal of God. With Hosea using a catch all phrase, “begotten strange children.” Which can only suggest an ugliness whose only solution is to erase them from the face of the earth.

But is Hosea referring to lunar months, or is he referring to the quickness of God’s destruction upon these three nations? Such a question is unanswerable requiring the close observation of world events. Paired with the scriptures associated with with this series and other scriptures available through your research.

This is very observable, Ephraim (Great Britain) made the world safe from God’s enemies for a very long time. Ephraim’s greatness was discussed earlier in this series, but today Great Britain’s greatness as a global power has been destroyed. Great Britain’s survival depended upon his older brother Manasseh, the United States.

With many observers of scriptural history seeing serious cracks in Manasseh’s  invulnerability, as a superpower. With strong suggestions that the United States is about to collapse as a economic and military power.

Should that occur, Israel is sure to have her hands full, as the tiny nation engages her Muslim Arab enemies in defensive wars. More so because for centuries, Ephraim and Manasseh have served as Israel’s protector. Then maybe our Noah will emerge from Israel and save the world again.

So what is the answer to our lunar question? Swiftness as opposed to a thirty day period? Swiftness in terms of unknown time measurements. However it plays out, it’s a little more than scary. Because of the shift away from God among these nations to secularism is very noticeable, especially with Great Britain and the United States.

It’s a secular manifestation to advocate that any God notion meets God’s criteria of righteousness. Three quick examples, Christendoms, meaning Western nation states growing willingness to sanction homosexuality as acceptable behaviors. This despite God calling such behavior an abomination worthy of death, Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13. With the apostle Paul telling us that God looks upon homosexuals  as very serious transgressors (“and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error, Romans 1:27, with such behaviors being worthy of death, verse 32). For all the details of this abomination read, Romans 1:24-32.

Equally dangerous is the blindness Christendoms once viable Western nations states refusal to give Islam the necessary boot to erase its presence from their lands. Here again is the apostle Paul’s admonishment, “Nevertheless, what saith the scriptures? Cast out the bondwoman (Hagar mother of Islam) and (her son Ishmael father of Islam); for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son (Isaac) of the freewoman (Sarah),” Galatians 4:30. The short genealogy of Isaac is as follows, Isaac, David to Jesus Christ. The third Islamic revolution, is again, about erasing Isaac as the heir. Replacing him with Ishmael (Islam) thus eradicating the Christendom of  Jesus Christ. The only barrier between freedom and bondage. And, creating an international Islamic world. For more details concerning Isaac and Ishmael read Galatians 4:28-31.

Israel’s great error is not to recognize that the Old Testament prophesy of Isaiah 9:6 announcing that a child was to be born, the Mighty God, with the government upon his shoulders, the Prince of Peace. The path of fruition occurred as follows. The angel of the Lord announced. Joseph, Mary your wife that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She’ll bring forth a son, and you’ll call his name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins, Matthew 1:20-21.

But if Israel, Ephraim and Manasseh manage to survive this prophesy, and with themselves, Christendoms Western allied states. It’ll be because God observed another Noah. A generation of godliness that caused God to change his mind. Sparing Noah’s generation from the floods of destruction. Genesis records this history for us, “These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a just man, and perfect in his generation. Noah walked with God,” Genesis 6:9.

But for our modern era, our Noah, will have to be the re-energized body of believers, the church of Jesus Christ. Fighting and struggling to return Manasseh, Ephraim and Israel to live within God’s *frame* of expectations, Hosea 5:4. This might cause God to change his mind once again and show mercy.

So for the doubters and skeptics, keep your attention focused on world events. Because we know that they, who get the first laugh, also shed the first tears.

Tough times causes God to take care of his own. Mysteriously as follows, The LORD bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. The LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace, Numbers 6:24-26.

Gone God’s kingpins in 30 days

Is there anything that drives humanity more than to be independent by doing things our way. It’s a human trait, we inherited from our ancestors in Eden centuries ago. And as we learned yesterday that didn’t play out well for God then, or today. From our distant past God spared his creation from annihilation because of Noah. Had he not found Noah, we wouldn’t be here today. But that was then, and this now, will it be annihilation or grace?

The pride of Israel could be symbolic of the United States, now the superior of the two nations, (testifies to his face) is inclusive of the birthrights Jacob passed onto his grandsons. Blessed with the responsibility and consequences, as noted in previous postings. Perhaps from Manasseh, Jacob’s America will rise another Noah. Able then to testify to both nations, frame your walk God’s way!

The answer is on the horizon, according to the prophet Hosea. There is no longer any place to hide. Great Britain, the United States and Israel have drifted into behaviors described as whoredoms. Which suggest that these nations have taken an independent path to survival, by setting aside God’s laws. As for Israel, despite her resilience’s for survival and prosperity against overwhelming odds. Representing the power of God to protect his own. In the end Israel is described as being defiled. Suggesting that Israel is seen by God as being filthy. As for Ephraim, (Great Britain) she is charged with harlotry (meaning being promiscuous), Hosea 5:3. Promiscuous as, she disregards her Judea-Christian responsibilities.

In verse four the prophet employees the word frame. Suggesting that God expected Great Britain or Ephraim, the United States as Manasseh and Jacob as Israel, to frame their nation states as servants of the almighty. Executing his purpose within carefully framed boundaries of his exhortations. As for America, God had instilled this desire in the hearts of the nations founding fathers. Even in the not to distant past you would hear politicians declare that the United States as a beacon of light to the world. Such expressions came from verses like John 8:12. “Then spoke Jesus again unto them, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” Today America has failed to walk that talk and shall pay the consequences. Hosea put it this way for those three nations. “They will not frame their doings to turn to their God; for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, AND THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN THE LORD,” Hosea 5:4.

Perhaps the key verse in understanding this prophecy is found in verse five. “And the pride of Israel does testify to his face. Therefore, shall Israel and Ephraim fall in iniquity. Judah shall fall with them.” Notice the people and nations mentioned Israel, Ephraim (Great Britain), and Judah, the Southern tribe when the nation was of two kingdoms, but today an all inclusive expression for the Jews collectively as one nation, note Ezekiel 37:22. Manasseh is not mentioned, even though his lineage is American. we learned this from previous postings and substantiated from such scriptures as Genesis 17:4-6 and Genesis 48:16-20.

Apparently there is an awakening, but it appears to be to late. They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD. With this being picturesque of a spiritual revival. Unfortunately, he has withdrawn himself from them, and they shall not find him, Hosea 5:6. Because Hosea said, that their behaviors are marked by a betrayal of the Lord’s confidence. Which seems to be a system of governance, and behavior that is very grotesque. So grotesque that Hosea uses the expression, begotten of  strange children. Grotesque enough that God has committed himself to destroy them. This destruction will be quick, “now shall a month devour them …,” Hosea 5:7. Suggesting that a period of only a month will expire the fall of one nation to the next nations demise, until all three have fallen. Gone God’s kingpins in thirty day’s!

The finale to follow tomorrow.

Mind shifting a supernatural art

If God did not change his mind, human existence would have ended with the flood that consumed Noah’s world. Because, God had decided that his patience with humanity would be limited. Humanity through Adam and Eve became a fleshly substance. Something not exactly pleasing to God. Causing God to number their existence to one hundred twenty years. Genesis recognizes that the human condition had changed. Men had intercourse with woman as the means of procreation. Resulting in a species consumed from the depth of their being to reproduce nothing but evil continually. God apparently saw this as a portrayal of his original intentions. So great was his indignity that God regretted having granted our species life. It was decided by God to destroy all humanity from the face of the earth. Along with everything associated with the earth. For God was sorry, that he had ever brought these various life forms into existence, Genesis 6:3-7.

But God, changed his mind. A man named Noah had found grace in the eyes of the LORD, Genesis 6:8-9. Later God had a conversation with Noah saying, “The end of all flesh is come before me. For the earth, is filled with violence through them. And BEHOLD! I will destroy them from the earth,” Genesis 6:13.

That has been the story of God’s relation with humanity ever since. Where humanity veers on the edge of God’s destructive vengeance. Only to be spared because the eyes of God discovers a Noah, Genesis 6:8. Which demonstrates  God’s true nature which is one of mercy. Allowing humanity another opportunity to get it right, time after time through out history.

Which seems to suggest that certain prophecies can be altered, if a Noah is seen by God. It has happened many times through out history. By the way, history is the story of God’s vengeance and mercy. Everything else recorded is peripheral to that struggle. Which has a tendency, to manifest itself as secular history. But history, must be balanced with the word of God to be understood.

But remember, it’s a two way street, meaning good times can be made bad. Which we’ll discover, as we move on. And that’s got to fit into the presentation of the historical record from a scriptural point of view, if history is going to be properly understood.

Finding a Noah, or as it maybe finding a few Noah’s is what these postings are ultimately about. Impacting our lifetime, from centuries long past. God found such a Noah in Jacob 32:28. Which led to the destines of three nations, Israel, Great Britain and the United States, Genesis 48:16. Which was taught through previous postings, to have occurred through Jacob, his son Joesph and his grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh.

But that’s all old stuff taught, and hopefully learned. So we’ll just move on and see what the Old Testament prophet Hosea has to teach us. For starters he writes that God has declared these nations and their respective peoples to be REVOLTERS, who have gone deeply into the slaughters whom he has shielded for centuries, Hosea 5:2. God made this promise  to Joesph, “The archers have harassed him, and shoot at him, and hated him. But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob. From there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel,” Genesis 49:34-24. O! how it has played out over the centuries, for the ancient and modern day Israelites. Spinning continually to impact Ephraim (Great Britain)  and Manasseh (U.S.). Modern day examples would be the two world wars of the twentieth century. Along with the inability of twenty plus Arab Muslim states doing their best to annihilate tiny Israel. The enemies of the world wars could not prevail against Ephraim and Manasseh because of those cited verses. As can not, Israel’s modern day enemies, the Arab Muslim world.

To Be Continued: But first two parting thoughts.”And say unto them, ‘thus saith the Lord, BEHOLD! I will take the children of Israel from among the nations to which they are gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them unto their own land,”‘ Ezekiel 37:21. Prophesy fulfilled for Israel in 1948 and then Israel extended its borders as a result of an unprovoked attack upon them by the Arab Muslim world in 1967. And most likely, a time will come, when the mighty army of Israel (Ezekiel 37:10) will have to expel all Arab Muslims from Jerusalem. Because it’s the City of King David historically and their eternal capital city.

Here has been the treasury of the United States. “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bow by a well, whose branches run over the wall,” Genesis 49:22. American prosperity for national richness and strength during peace and war were gifts from God. To make the mistake and laugh will find the laughter in tears. Because what use to be America will be no more, as the well is dry and the branches have died.

They say hope runs eternal. Let us hope so because that’s a journey for tomorrow.

What do U do when death is a breath away

Here’s an interesting happening. Hezekiah was sick and near death. So a clergyman heard about his illness and went to see him. This clergyman had some interesting connections. Though he brought with him troubling news. He told our patriot, and he was a patriot, that he should set his house in order because he was going to die. The news came from the LORD, according to our clergyman.

Such news hit him hard. So he turned his face toward the wall, and did what most do, when hit with such disturbing news. He prayed to the LORD saying, remember now, O LORD, I pray, how I have walked before you in truth. And with a loyal heart, and have done what was good in your sight. Then he wept bitterly!

But before our clergyman had made his exit from the palace, the LORD stopped him. He was told to return and tell the king the following. You have been the leader of my people, thus says the LORD, the God of David your father. I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears; surely I will heal you!

All that was followed with some more good news. His life would be extended fifteen years, and that his enemy would be defeated.

Source:2 Kings 20:1-6.

Here’s an interesting thought. “The LORD is near those, who have a broken heart, and saves such, as have a contrite heart,” Psalms 34:18.

Finding a way to get even

A rabbit being pursued by an eagle was very much in need of help. It happened that the only creature in sight was a beetle, to which the rabbit appealed for help.The beetle said take courage! Seeing the eagle approaching the beetle begged the eagle to spare the rabbit who had sought its protection. But the eagle despising a creature so tiny, devoured the rabbit before its eyes.

The beetle bore the eagle a grudge for this, and was continually on the watch to see where she made her nest. Every time she laid eggs. It flew up to her nest. Rolled the eggs out and broke them.

The eagle being in great distress sought the help of Zeus. The eagle begged Zeus to provide her with his own sacred bird as a safe place to hatch her chicks. Zeus allowed her to lay her eggs in his lap. But the beetle saw her, so it made a ball of dung. Flying high above Zeus the beetle dropped it into his lap. Without stopping to think, Zeus got up to shake it off, and tipped out the eggs.

Ever since that time, they say eagles do not nest during the time when beetles are about.

It must be remembered that even the feeblest within society, if wronged often enough will find away for pay back.

Source: Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Despise Not A Feeble Folk”